- Култура и традиција
Tue, 07/06/2010 - 14:29
Labina Mitevska was born in 1975 in Skopje, Macedonia and studied in the faculty of Art and Archaeology at the University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark and the University of Arizona`s Department of Art History.
Her first film was `Pred dozdot` (Before the rain). That film won the Venice Film Festival in 1994 and got nominated for the best foreign film at the 1995 Academy Awards. At that time she worked in some Macedonian theatre productions like `Tuku Taka Pod Oblaka` (All of a Sudden Under the Clouds), directed by Aleksandar Popovski and Darko Mitrevski.
In 1996, Mitevska participated for the first time as a professional in `Welcome to Sarajevo` with British director Michael Winterbottom where she played the role of Sonija. With the same director she participated as Smokey in `I want you` (a film stared by Rachel Weisz), where she had a great performance and a difficult and explicit love scene. As a result of these performances she became one of the Shooting Stars at the Berlinale in 1998 and a member of the European Film Academy, participating as jury at the film festivals in Cottbus and Edinburgh.
In the 2000 she worked in a very successful Czech film `Samotari` or `Loners` (David Ondrichek) as `Vesna` and she was nominated for the Czech Lion as the best supporting actress. Then she worked in the German film `Flying Acquaintances` (working title) by Michael Baumann and the Macedonian film `Too Bad That Balkan Express Was Already Used`, directed by her sister Teona and produced by the production company founded by her family and in some Macedonian TV programs. She`s not only an actress, she also produced a short film `Veta` in Macedonia and participated in the conference Kultur Kontakt about the South-Eastern European women in Wien, and writes essays at Macedonian Magazines like `Start` and `Dnevnik`.